We did a three night weekend at the Intercontinental and it was quite a pleasant stay.Whilst booking the hotel I was offered the Ambassadors club for $200 extra.As I wanted a 4pm checkout and the suite rate was $400 per nite I thought well that will be $200 well spent as most hotels want half the room rate for a late checkout, they also promised a fruit basket ,2 bottles of mineral water, a guaranteed room upgrade.Well on arrival I got nothing, so down to reception I give the check in gentleman my new fangled Ambassador number and asked for a late check out, he said sorry sir your room is booked for that afternoon but you can have till 12.30.Now one thing I hate is being lied to, so I used the hotel supplied apple laptop and got on to the raft of booking sites and lo and behold three of my suites available and at least three for my supposed upgrade up to suite.So I complained to our floor's personal butler that I was very disappointed and what was the name of the General Manager.Well the lady running reception was most appologetic,Yes I could have the 4pm check out now,next time I come and stay I will get a double upgrade and we are very very sorry, well thats better(just).To Rub salt into my wounds they have a little sign on the bedside table saying join the ambassadors club,"Guaranteed room upgrade ,fruitbasket, 2bottles mineral water, late checkout.Oh well 1 out of four aint bad I guess.
The hotel is set on a very narrow block between two large Condo towers that are mostly empty all weekend.One row of suites are about 7 metres from the four lane highway, however you close the door and you cant hear any traffic noise but you can hear the airconditioner because even on low it is a loud whistler,maybe because the room is sealed up good, not sure but it sure was noisy.
Pool area is great, nice smiley staff and bottled water ,make your bed for you and bring little fruit snacks.
Restaurants are very good, exceptional staff and BBQ nigh t(saturday) was fabulous,they just kept bringing seafood and ribs and sausages and steak until you begged them to stop.I would say the pork ribs are the best I have ever eaten,they steam them at 60 degrees c for 24 hours and then baste t and BBQ them .
The Italian and Thai restaurants are fabulous ,the Thai restaurant had a function on one lunch time but they sat us in the Italian restaurant and brought the Thai menus over and allowed us to order Thai.
Breakfast is very nice and very good variety.We looked forward to it every day.
The library,computer room is a good touch and you get to hire movies which you can watch in your room.
You could make merit on the beach front at 6am if you wanted to get up and the hotel would donate one basket and you buy one.The monks will say a prayer over you as you kneel in the beach sand.One must cover all bases in the religion stakes
The gym is good but not very user friendly but it gets you by.
Yes I will be back because they owe me a double upgrade.
The only sour point of the trip was Pinnochio in reception.
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